Putting feet first

Time to Act — A joint publication of the International Diabetes Federation and the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot.

This publication is the fourth in the Time to Act series. It was published by the IDF Consultative Section and International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) in 2005.

The aim of the publication is to inform people of the extent of diabetic foot problems worldwide, persuade them that action is both possible and affordable, and to warn them of the consequences of not taking action. It has been written by international experts in diabetic foot care to draw attention to the unacceptable number of lower-limb amputations that happen as a consequence of diabetes. The publication offers solutions to those working to bring about improvements in diabetes care.